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CUNY Law Library Assistant or Associate Professor

City University of New York
New York City, NY
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Aug 8, 2022

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CUNY Law Library Assistant or Associate Professor

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CUNY School of Law

Full/Part Time





CUNY School of Law is the number one public interest law school in the nation, and our mission is two-fold: we learn, teach, and practice law in the service of human needs and we transform law to include those it would otherwise exclude, marginalize, and oppress. CUNY Law School is centrally located at 2 Court Square in Long Island City, Queens, New York. The law school has direct access to multiple New York City subway and bus lines, is convenient to regional commuter railroads, and is easily accessed by local highways. Its location, in a vibrant neighborhood one subway stop from Manhattan, puts the law school at the heart of the nation's public interest community in the most diverse city in the country.

CUNY Law Library is seeking a library faculty member who will join us in teaching in the Law School's Legal Research program and in the support of library services to the community. The faculty member will develop expertise in an area that helps the library evolve and expand its services to its community and participate fully in the life of the law school in educating public interest lawyers.

Law librarians are tenure track faculty at the law school, expected to meet faculty criteria for teaching, scholarship, and service. Along with recognizing the distinct work that librarians perform in their positions supporting faculty and students, the law school is supportive of scholarship and professional development for library faculty. Like all faculty, law librarians participate fully in the governance work of the law school, and work collaboratively with colleagues within the institution.

Administration of library services is a joint effort between library faculty and library staff to provide services to the law school community. There is shared responsibility for reference services, including assisting faculty scholarship and student support.

The School of Law's Legal Research program is integrated throughout the curriculum. There is a required, 2-credit, letter-graded Legal Research course for first-year students which includes teaching in the day, evening, and summer programs. Library faculty may also teach Advanced Legal Research and frequently guest-lecture in upper-division doctrinal classes and clinics.

We are seeking an individual committed to excellence in teaching and working with the faculty in developing a robust legal research program. We anticipate the successful candidate will start no later than January 2023.


J.D., L.L.B., or Ph.D. in a law-related discipline plus an M.L.S. degree. Also required are demonstrated or promised evidence of significant success as a faculty member; interest in productive scholarship; ability to teach successfully; and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


Demonstrated commitment to public interest issues

5+ years of law library experience with at least 3 years of academic law library experience

Legal practice experience

Teaching experience in a legal research program

Record of scholarly publication

Strong service orientation

Teaching experience

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others

Demonstrated ability to manage complex activities and projects either independently or as part of a team

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Assistant Law Library Professor -- $79,533 - $118,131

Associate Law Library Professor -- $93,065 - $144,469

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.


Resumes will be accepted until August 20, 2022.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
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